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>> inauguration for 2009. still counselor to the president kellyanne conway stood by spicer's landbasting of the media and his false claims about crowd size. >> you're saying it's a falsehood and they're giving our
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press secretary gave alternative facts to that. >> alternative facts are not facts. they're falsehoods. >> the chief of staff tried to explain why the administration is keeping up this fight. >> the point is not the crowd size. the point is that the attacks and the attempt to delegitimize this president. and one day. and we're not going to sit around and take it. >> and despite his promises to release his tax returns after his audit, the white house says he will not make that information public. donald trump's first week in office will include a face to face with britain's prime minister. theresa may arrives on thursday in the united states. she'll be attending a republican congressional retreat. friday may meets with the president and reports say trump will work toward a new trade agreement with the united kingdom. the president has another important meeting set for later this month. donald trump will sit down with mexican president on the 31st.
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the meetings come five months after the pair spoke in mexico city. the president says they will discuss immigration and renegotiating the north american free trade agreement. more rain expected in southern california and a powerful storm expected to hit the northeast later today. in the south at least 18 people have died after a series of tornadoes touched down over this past weekend. most of those victims were from south georgia where search and rescue efforts continued during the never night hours. and recovery operations underway around hat usberg, mississippi. after a powerful twirser hit on saturday. four people were killed and there was major damage all over. early reports indicate the tornado was an ef-3 which means winds were up to 165 miles per hour. and in southern california, commuters face a messy drive to work in several areas with rainfall expected to be slightly
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but not taper off until tomorrow. here's more from phillip menna. >> reporter: two women struggling to stay above water as giant waves wipe them off a cliff and into the water. a bystander pulling one woman to safety. >> i threw her over my shoulder. and i tried to carry her in. >> reporter: moments later life guards in the choppy water. in the dark it takes them nearly 40 minutes to find the second woman. the currents so strong it took four of them to pull her to shore. >> it was one of the most challenging thing i've seen in my 22 year. >> reporter: the storms triggering flash floods and trapping this woman inside her car in arizona. >> they are the in car and sitting in the water. they have raging water all around them. >> reporter: police executing a careful mission hoisting her into a helicopter. the storms triggering dangerous mud slides in southern california and now the neighborhoods digging out are in
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the danger zone again. >> i'm concerned. in all the years i've been here, this is worse than anything i've seen. >> sandbags and concrete barriers, the last line of defense. >> the rain is really coming downright now, and we're already beginning to see mud flow into this neighborhood. and even when the rain stops tomorrow, the threat of mud slides will continue because the ground is so saturated. abc news, california. our thanks to phillip. and now let's check on the weather, what's going on around the country with paul williams. good morning. this same storm that caused problems and damage and injuries, and deaths, now expected to cause more problems with widespread flooding throughout florida and supercell thunderstorms likely throughout portions of the med atlantic -- mid flaekt with the possibilities of damaging winds and hail. storms will shift in the west. scattered showers along the west
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coast with likelihood of flooding toward los angeles and san diego. heavier snow expected monday night into tuesday night with localized travel delays and possibility of blizzard conditions possibly hitting minneapolis. another of baseball's young star pitchers died. a kansas city royal's pitcher killed in a car crash this weekend in the dominican republic. the right hander was 25 years old. officials say ventura was not wearing his seat belt and was thrown from his white jeep after losing control in thick fog. fans are leaving momentos. also killed in a car crash in the dominican republic, andy marte. officials say his car hit a house. the 33-year-old marte played
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first and third and seven seasons. most of them for the cleveland indians. the dominican republic has the highest traffic fatality right in the western hemisphere. serena williams advanced at the australian opens. she won in straight sets. the 35-year-old williams says it was good for her to win when she wasn't playing her best. her older sister retiring this year also advanced to the quarters at the australian open. on saturday one day after donald trump became the nation's 45th president, millions took part in a global march against his policies. on sunday the president shared his views on those marches. gloria riviera has a closer look. >> reporter: president trump responding to the demonstrations tweeting watched protest but was under the impression we just had
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an election. why didn't these people vote. later adding i recognize the rights of people to express their views. the motorcade passing by this view saturday afternoon. protesters not far from trump himself. millions marching worldwide in opposition to president trump and in solidarity for women's rights. >> it's a once in a lifetime opportunity. to be able to speak up and be part of such a massive national movement. >> reporter: in more than 600 different locations, as far away as australia and antarctica, the data pouring. 11.5 million hash tag womens march tweets. in d.c. the subway had its second busiest day on record. we met this family who traveled
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more than 200 miles. a seven-year-old making a sign, girls are people two. >> three generations, and i think the strength to teach her how to keep moving. >> reporter: so many of them saying this is just the beginning, a call to action. president trump saying the marchers meant to delegitimize the administration. our thanks to gloria there. there were plenty of colorful signs at the march, but this one from a 22 month old baby is getting plenty of attention on social media. >> yes. the family was making signs for the march when they noticed the toddler creating one as well. it's hard to say which issues she's most passionate about. but apparently maybe all of them. but that was probably -- there were many colorful signs. >> wanted to be part of the crowd. >> i would say that's probably the cutest one of all of them. coming up the controversy that's
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heating up over a dog's purpose. the film's premier cancelled over the weekend and it's because of this leaked video purportedly showing a terrified dog dropped into churning waters. what the movie's screen writer is saying. and a 91-year-old man who has been a witness to history 18 times. how his trip to the inauguration has now secured himself a spot in history. you're watching "world news now" 12346789. >> "world news now" weather brought to you by downy. un-stop right there! i'm about to pop a cap of "mmm fresh" in that washer with unstopables in-wash scent boosters by downy. and if you want, pour a little more, because this scent lasts for 12 weeks, which is longer than any relationship i've ever been in. right, freshness for weeks! unstopables by downy. for a fresh too feisty to quit.
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in for a rude awakening. an adult sea lion weighs about 600 pounds. >> i love how she looks like you looking at me. now to a controversial story about another animal. leaked video is triggering a public outcry. the cancellation of a movie premier. >> the film writer is speaking out suggesting that despite the difficult images of the dog, the video isn't quite what it appears. >> reporter: a field good family film. >> my name is bailey, bailey, bailey, bailey. >> reporter: facing serious backlash. producers of "a dog's purpose" are pulling the plug on the premier this video obtained by
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tmz. a seemingly frightened german shepard appears to be forced into rushing water and is pulled under for nearly four seconds before trainers swim to his rescue. >> got it. got it. >> reporter: the video spurring peta to call for a boycott. >> if you're the kind of person who wanted to go see a family film about dogs and thousand you -- now you see that dogs were possibly harmed during the shoot, it could change your mind. >> reporter: while universal insists the dog wasn't harmed. they said a review is still ongoing. >> there is a chance that they might release the full unedited video after their investigation is complete. >> reporter: the writer who didn't witness the event but saw additional footage from that day is coming to the production's defense posting on facebook the dog was not terrified and not thrown in the water. he adds there was a scuba diver
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and trainer in the pool to protect him. he loves the water, wasn't in danger and wasn't upset. so the writer said there's actually other footage that shows the dog happily jumping into the water. we haven't seen it yet. >> the studio said they caught him on a bad day. >> didn't feel like getting in the water. coming up the 91-year-old who has been a witness to history 18 times. >> how a visit to washington has made harold smick now a part of history again himself. you're watching "world news now." take mucinex dm. it'll take care of your cough. fine! i'll text you in 4 hours when your cough returns. one pill lasts 12 hours, so... looks like i'm good all night! ah! david, please, listen. still not coughing. not fair you guys! waffles are my favorite! ah! some cough medicines only last 4 hours. but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ it feels like the first time ♪ >> like the first time 18 times over. >> not exactly the first time in this case. >> attending a presidential inauguration for most a once in a lifetime event. >> but one 91-year-old man didn't just see history. he made it himself. >> reporter: with tickets in hand, harold smick made his way to washington for inauguration day, and he was just 15 careers -- years old an january 20th, 1941, when he travelled to washington with his father to see roosevelt take the oath of office. >> he had a wonderful voice. >> reporter: now 91, the hardware store owner from new jersey has made the trip to
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washington on january 20th every four years. collecting a bit of history on every trip. >> and so my fellow americans -- >> i think the one under kennedy was the greatest. >> reporter: so among the crowd gathers to see president trump become the 45th president on friday. there was smick bundled up and ready to bear witness once again. >> mr. t new president is ready to lead and we're ready to follow his leadership. i pray for a successful term for him and the nation. >> reporter: he plans to go to washington again in four years. he'll be 95. >> i do. i love it. >> true patriot there. >> yeah. true patriot, and i love that he was still supportive of the president despite the fact that he's a democrat that voted for hillary clinton. >> and he has tons of paraphernalia. he's take an lot of things from these inaugurations but felt
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♪ ♪ we all know go down in the dm. a lot goes down in the dm. a lot of people are trying to figure out where is this dm. >> on twitter, folks. i just learned the term. >> or instagram has the dm. >> when we go deep into our dm and try to figure out exactly what the pressing questions are that are on american's minds, and all our viewers are thinking about it, both of you. >> yeah. they have burning concerns this morning. we're focusing on three things. a necktie. a selfie, and lady gaga.
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>> first, let's start with the necktie. >> some of you have been wondering why i and the other guys who anchor our show do not wear a tie. >> throw in a little shade your way. let's tie up the controversy. >> jim elliot rice, i know this probably isn't important to some people, but i struggle with the early morning male host not wearing a neck lie. maybe i'm just old fashioned and it wasn't matter. >> the truth is, and this is a little behind the scenes story. the folks on the 13th floor don't pay us enough to be able to afford a necktie. >> well, certainly they won't know. >> it's been part of the show allure for many years. aaron brown didn't wear a necktie and many others. and then at 4:00, it's like anchor magic appears. >> it does. it's a casual show. we're just here giving you the headlines. >> and apparently it's a
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compliment, but it's written on instagram after the internet posted a selfie she loved. i love you two as a team. your laugh lines around your eyes are real. please don't plump up your faces. >> we've already done that. sorry. >> yeah, right. you're so natural. >> and finally to lady gaga. >> she stirred up buzz last week over speculation she's trying to figure out how to perform her halftime super bowl show from the roof of the stadium. >> and miriam says bring the roof down. gaga has no fear. go big or go home. >> and jere saying hoping for snow and strong winds that night. >> i like the way jere thinks. he's supportive of the concept, but also that mother nature might rare her ugly head on stage.
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>> send your
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>> refused to take questions. >> this was the largest audience to witness an inauguration period. both in person. >> this is the crowd as obama gave his first inaugural address. >> both photos taken from the washington monument. >> according to nielsen ratings,
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30.6 million people tuned in. that's more than four years ago but fewer than 2009 when 37. million watched obama. the white house distended their facts. we saw people as far as we could see. our press secretary gave alternative facts. >> alternative facts aren't facts. >> reporter: today the senate action is expected on two of his nominees. mike pompeo and tillerson. tillerson getting the backing of john mccain despite his concerns about how tillerson will deal with russia. >> this wasn't an easy call, but i also believe that when there's doubt, the president, incoming president gets the benefit of the today. >> mccain saying he has confidence in trump's national security team. but what about the man in charge? >> do you have utmost confident in president trump? >> i do not know.
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i do not know. because he has made so many comments that are contradictory. >> reporter: for months trump promised to release his tax return but now is word is in and it's a no. the white house will not be releasing those tax churns. they say the issue was litigated and people didn't care because they voted for trump anyway. >> presidential advisor kellyanne conway questioning the goals of saturday's anti-trump protest. conway said she didn't see the point to the women's march on washington. hundreds of thousands of women took part in that demonstration. conway said you have folks here where i think they could have requested a dialogue. more than 600 locations around the world and protesters are estimated in the millions. citizens were responsibility
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and ethics say the president is violating a clause of the constitution because she hasn't divested from his businesses. a spokesperson said there are no conflicts of interest. an attempted jewelry store robbery leaves one person dead and three shot. a good samaritan tried to stop him and another person shot the suspect. shoppered were scrambling for safety. >> i heard two pops and customers were running. at that point i heard the gunshots closer to the food court. i turned around and told the customers to run. another suspect escaped but was taken into custody. a man and woman were shot by one of the suspects. two women were treated were injuries not related to the robbery. now to the severe weather in much of the nation.
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more expected later today. we want to show you the damage left behind from a powerful tornado this weekend in louisiana. in south georgia, a much different story. at least 15 people killed when a series of twisters touched down. >> reporter: in adele, georgia, devastation is all around. a tornado blowing through this rural town. the remains of what were once family homes. >> we all came in the hall and put our granddaughter down and we covered each other. and we just laid there and prayed. >> reporter: some losing more than their possessions. this tornado part of intense fast moving twisters. >> theflorida affected. alabama affected by twisters. we express our condolences for the lives taken. >> reporter: in mississippi they're assessing the damage. the weather service saying
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twister was likely on the ground for 15 miles. it's the same area hit by a violent ef 4 tornado four years ago. you can see homes are destroyed along with businesses and churches. four people killed. two people relatives. a grandfather and grandson. at the mcmorris property here, decimated, but they walked away with their lives. out west the problem is rain and mud. in california the storm train battering the state will deliver one final blow. west of los angeles, mandatory evacuations are in place after days and days of downpours. >> in all the years i've been here, this is worse than anything i've seen. >> reporter: rain expected to move out. the danger of landslides continues. back east harsh weather heading north up the atlantic. abc news, mississippi. united airlines is flying again a computer glitch grounded the domestic flights for more
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than two hours. the issue was a system that sends text messages to pilots. and out of caution united asked the faa to ground all domestic operations. it's not known how many flights were impacted by all of that. >> the brazilian soccer team that lost 19 in a plane crash played. three surviving members lifting a trophy in honor of their dead teammates. the game ended in a 2-2 tie. >> the falcons will take on the new england patriots in the superbo superbowl. the pats are a favorite with brady making a record 7th appearance. they beat the steelers 27 37-17. >> brady completed 32 of 32
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passes and had three touchdowns. chris hogan caught nine of the passes. it was the receiver's first game with more than one touchdown. the super bowl two weeks ago. houston, it will be a record night. super bowl appearance for those patriots. who do you have? >> hm. i'm going to have to go with the pats. i would like to route for the underdog, though. >> it will be only the second super bowl for the falcons. they advanced with a big win in the conference championship. the atlanta quarterback erased any doubts he can win big games. even dove head first into the end zone at one point. for a second quarter touchdown. matt ryan also threw for four touchdowns. the packers, on the other hand, didn't score a point in the first half whatsoever. the quarterback aaron rodgers
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was intercepted once and sacked twice. he had quite a few yards, and -- >> he told the press that he is not done yet. he's 33. he said he's not done yet. he's going to keep fighting and they need to reorganize and reload. >> there's plenty of time. >> coming up the dramatic fiery rescue caught on camera. >> what this police officer did saving this woman's life. and the urgent consumer warning this winter for anyone who gets an electric bill. what you need to know about threat rening phone calls and demands for big boucks. >> and find us on facebook and twitter.
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quite amazing body cam video from washington as a police officer helps a woman escape from her burning car. the officer smashed the vehicle's windows with his baton, and with the help of the neighbor, they were able to pull the driver to safety. she was not injured. and no word on what caused the car to burst into flames. but just in the right place at the right time. >> now to new details in a deadly love triangle. a firefight outside los angeles turning on his former lover charged in the murder of her husband. court documents shedding new
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light on the couple's chilling plans for doing with her husband. >> reporter: stunning new details in an alleged love triangle turned deadly. released court documents detaming how a former firefight turned on his former lover as part of his plea deal. >> i think the primary driving force was his conscious. >> reporter: confessing to the murder of his then girlfriend's husband in 2014. now telling investigators what started as a joke turned dark and eroded. the wife was arrested and pleaded not to charges of murder degree murder and poison. according to documents they initially agreed on a plan to kill her husband by lacing his favorite desert, banana pudding with arsenic after ruling out a car accident and fire. the allegedly chose poisoning thinking they wouldn't get caught.
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>> she's going to say he's only pointed the finger at me because one, he's a scorned lover and trying to save his own hide. >> reporter: the two abandoned the poison plan and authorities say hearn later shot him at his workplace. in this video moments before the killing, hearn can be seen pacing back and forth. >> she's behind bars, jonathan told the truth and prayers have been answered. >> reporter: abc news, new york. >> the wife is awaiting the next court date. and apparently investigators who interviewed her, she admitted to having an affair with her and telling detectives they had a semi open relationship, probably all part of this case. >> coming up in the next half hour. what in the world is going on here? the video that could change the
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♪ ♪ >> that's what happens when you become a mom. this is the mom dance. i'm sorry. it's embarrassing. it just happens. >> at least you're on beat. >> i'm not the same. >> you're not on beat? >> not at all. as many americans face higher electric bills to keep their homes winter, they're facing a new threat coming from their telephones. >> callers are claiming to be from the power company threatening to shut off e l electrici electricity, even bullying people on paying thousands to scammers. >> reporter: a scam sending a
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chill to thousands in the coldest months of the year. >> you'll need to bring a total amount of $874.92 in payment for cash. >> people threatening to immediately cut off electricity if you don't pay. >> they sounded just like them. i totally freaked out. i can imagine them turning off the electricity. it would be a terrible hardship on my tenants. >> reporter: trent jones last nearly $2,000. when they called back, he was record. >> now, sir, if you wish to avoid disconnection, you'll need to make a payment today. >> i called the police, and they said yes, this is happening. there was nothing they could do. i got had. >> reporter: power companies sending out warnings saying the scams are spreading. >> the federal trade commission says if you get a call, hang up, contact your provider, make sure it's legitimate, and the electric companies will never
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zzzquil helps you fall asleep in less than 20 minutes. because sleep is a beautiful thing. it is time for the mix on this monday. we're going to start with this. police across the pond are looking to crack open a cold case. here's the deal. a man in south whaales caught o camera stealing who pizzas. he is dressed as a beer. not sure what prompted him to do that. but the saucy surveillance pic was taken around new year's day at a papa john's pizza. apparently he didn't make off with any dough. >> the case has gone flat. there could be many -- >> fizzled out. >> exactly. so there's a study that apparently makes sense.
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like, i consider myself to be an honest person, and there's this new study done by the social psychological and personality science that suggests that people who curse more are actually doing so because they're more honest. >> i would agree with that. >> yeah. >> any of my friends who knows me that i given the opportunity, would be cursing at every single minute of [ bleep ], [ bleep ]. let me line it up [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. it worked so much better in rehearsal. >> it did. why is that the case. anyway, i would curse at any given moment of any day. but there was a reason behind it. because i'm an honest person. they found consistency between profanity and honesty. >> you're never coming around my toddler because he's absorbing all words. his -- >> he's learned many different languages from you.
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>> exactly. >> if you curse in another language, it doesn't count. >> it's okay. there's this. it looks like a scene from friends. i could see ross proposing to rachel this week. this baby the ultimate wing man for his dad. he was just born, the dad snuck him away and put on a onesie saying mommy, will you marry daddy. how could you say no to that. they're in nebraska. the woman said yes. they're going to live happily ever after. >> and dogs are supposed to be good wingmen for owners i'm told. check out this dog. the owner posted this clip on friday of his dog. and the form, i'd say his form is pretty good. wouldn't you say? take a look once again. it's a full sleep. >> that's dog gone impressive. >> it is. i give it a nine for his form. >> kendis is mean, really.
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this this monday on morning on "world news now," deadly tornadoes in the east and dangerous flash floods in the west. storm systems on both coasts creating nightmarish claims. and playing the numbers game. president trump starting his first full week with a dispute over how many people showed up to see him take the oath. plus the move the president made in calling out the director of the fbi. and later this half hour the countdown to the big game is on. >> it's official atlanta and new england have a date with destiny. will there be any room in the luggage for tom brady's sideline wardrobe. >> and what luke bryan will be doing in two weeks that no other man has managed to do in years.
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we'll have the full story ahead in "the skinny." it's monday, january 23rd. we say good morning to you on this monday. we'll start with severe weather on both coasts. deadly tornadoes, flooding, and power outages. the east showing the deadly storm moving east off the coastline with lots of activity. still over the mid atlantic. >> and in the west lots of rain and snow making travel nearly impossible in some areas. this was the scene in southern california. flood waters cascading down steps near l.a. thousands are without power and some schools even cancelled. >> just amazing scene there in los angeles. south south, recovery efforts are underway after twisters touched down over the weekend in mississippi. four people were killed. but the hardest hit area is
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south georgia where the death toll is now at least 15. an entire mobile home park was flattened. abc reports from atlanta. >> reporter: this will be a heart breaking for a number of families across south georgia recovering from these. tornadoes seen here tearing through their neighborhoods in this one mobile home community alone, seven people were killed. brenda griffin got out alive. some of her neighbors didn't. >> and we covered each other, and we just layed there and we prayed. lord, please let it pass over. >> reporter: first responders had to free people under their own walls. jenny buller had to crawl out from under hers. >> i opened the door in my bedroom. the whole wall fell on me. i crawled out from under it. then our back door that we walk in to get into our house came by and hit me and knocked me down. where are the governor declared
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a state of emergency and took a call from the president who is sharing his condolences from the east room. >> tornadoes were vicious and powerful and strong. and they suffered greatly. >> reporter: adding insult to terrible injury the national weather service issued a particularly dangerous situation. tornado watch for the same areas and the rare warning is still up across parts of the southeast. millions need to stay alert. this same storm brought darkness and death to hattiesburg, mississippi. >> when you look you realize life is beyond that. you find out what's precious. >> reporter: this is the difficult moment when one woman learned that someone she loves had been killed. >> you have churches and businesses as well as homes destroyed on this street. four people killed. we learned two of those were relatives, a grandfather and grandson. here at the mcmorris property, the house decimated but they walked away with their lives.
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>> reporter: the tornado has wind speeds of near 136 miles per hour and cut a path 15 miles long. >> part of the reason the storms were dangerous is because they hit in the middle of the night while people were sleeping. often sleeping through sirens and then they get out into the darkness. another reason is the storms come and go so quickly. these squalls like this one wasn't here a few minutes ago. all the more reason for more families to be watching the skies. abc news, atlanta. the northeast is now bracing for a major storm of its own expected to hit later today. >> rain continues in already soaked southern california. let's get more from paul williams. >> good morning. as we're trekking the dangerous storm, now it's going to be a two headed monster. in florida maybe localized flooding. and the rain well to the north. keep in mind that we are expecting on the other side of
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the country, widespread snow showers covering several states. heavy showers throughout los angeles down toward san diego and the snow showers reaching up toward helena as well. >> so many places busy with the weather. we'll keep an eye on it. a battle over facts and so-called alternative facts as highlighted the first weekend of the trump administration. >> saturday white house press secretary sean spicer disputing that fewer people attended this year's inauguration than obama's in 2009. spicer calling friday's crowd the largest ever. the white house chief of staff explaining why the administration is keeping up the fight. >> the point is not the crowd size. the point is the attacks and the attempt to delegitimize this president in one day. and we're not going to sit around and take it. >> there's no official count for friday's inauguration.
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the record estimated 1.8 million people attended former president obama's 2009 inauguration. the new president welcomed james comey to the white house. donald trump gave him a pat on the back during law enforcement officers. he joked comey has become more famous than me. democrats announced new developments into her e-mail investigation days before the election. terror at a mall in texas. a shootout leaving one dead and three injured. two suspects were fleeing the scene after a jewelry store robbery. one of them fatally shot a good samaritan who tried to intervene. one suspect ran through the mall firing his gun. he was later taken into custody. new details about what caused some of the samsung smart phones to burst into flames. this morning the company blamed battery manufacturing problems
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and design flaws. the problem forced the tech giant to recall the phones. and they're ready for you in due bbai with firefighting equipment. it combines a jet ski and jet pack allowing them to fight fires on boats and along the water front. >> they say the dolphin system will shorten response time. there's no word if dolphin has been used yet. dubai is demonstrating the system for a security trade fair being held there this week. i don't know how it will reduce response time if you have to get all set up in it. >> that's true. that's kind of a contraption. >> that's true. and you also have to be by a body of water. just for the cities on the coastlines. >> all right. it gets their name out there. coming up the super bowl is now set. it will be the new england patriots versus the atlanta falcons after eliminating the
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steelers and packers. could pittsburgh and green bay have been playing yesterday with a handicap? >> and what luke bryan will be doing that no other man has done in many years. we'll have the full story ahead in "the skinny." you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by mucinex. "world news now" weather brought to you by mucinex. no thank you very much, she's gonna stick with the short-term stuff. 12 hours? guess i won't be seeing you for a while. is that a bisque? i just lost my appetite. why take medicines that only last 4 hours, when just one mucinex lasts 12 hours? start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. you knmegared omega-3s... but did you know your eyes, your brain, and your joints really love them too?
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everything is now set for super bowl 51. it will be played in two weeks, february 5th in houston. the new england patriots will make their ninth appearance. >> yes. >> incredible.
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>> incredible. they're good. they're a dynasty. the falcons will be there for the second time. both teams won their conferences decisively yesterday, or as some people would say boringly. more team has played in the super bowl more than the patriots and no quarterbacks more than brady. brady had a great game against the steelers, but chris hogan caught nine of his passes for two touchdowns. most fans, people saying who is chris hogan. he only played one year -- get it. get it. one year of football in college. the pats beat pittsburgh. >> the falcons' final game in the georgia dime. a surprise thrashing of the packers. they haven't been to a superbowl in 18 years. the quarterback threw four
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touchdown passes and ran for one. for the first time in four years. and the atlanta defense kept the packers off the boards for the entire first half. >> ouch. >> not bad. a lot of people thought it was boring. >> some people are giving the packers a pass. there's speculation that something might have derailed the packers, a virus according to some tweets. a series of tweets late last night. and the packers' coach revealing aaron rodgers and others were battling an illness. despite the defeat rankeodgers his team needs a reload, not a rebuild. it's okay. >> they had a great season overall. they started off pretty badly. >> okay. yeah. it could have been the lack of beauty rest that doomed the steelers. that's what conspiracy theorists think. espn is reporting that police in boston apprehended a 25-year-old
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man for pulling a fire alarm faltsly inside their hotel at 3:00 a.m. on sunday. the hotel was evacuated but a lot of the teammates slept through it. fans say players may not have been able to sleep for yesterday's game thus costing them this big opportunity. >> that's an old trick that a lot of teams like to do. with the team set for super bowl 51, now comes the comparison between the two cities or regions, i guess. >> the tale of two cities. boston has history and smarties. a lot of college attendees there. and the food. clam chowder, lobster, boston baked beans and a cannoli. none of which we get. >> atlanta fans will be quick to point out folks down south are nicer. okay. >> probably true. >> in addition to atlanta's own southern history. it has fried chicken, grits, bbq, pulled pork, greens, beans,
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tomatoes, yams, and, of course, sweet tea. >> you hear my stomach growling, don't you? kind of embarrassing. >> for food, i would go with the boston area. sunday's afc championship game was cold outside boston. 40 degrees. >> tom brady apparently couldn't resist snuggling into this crazy big winter coat. he looks like sponge bob. >> he does, and people took notice making reference to brady apparently channelling george ka costnzan. >> or what about marge simpson. >> it took up more than two spots on the sidelines. is that a real -- or did we -- >> that's actually. >> that's enlarged. okay. >> that is impressive. when we come back, luke bryan will be -- what he'll be
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doing in two weeks that men haven't done in a while. >> and why madonna is in hot water with the secret service. hot water with the secret service. "the skinny" is next. stay with us. it'll take care of your cough. fine! i'll text you in 4 hours when your cough returns. one pill lasts 12 hours, so... looks like i'm good all night! ah! david, please, listen. still not coughing. not fair you guys! waffles are my favorite! ah! some cough medicines only last 4 hours. but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this.
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♪ ♪ >> it is your monday skinny. we're going to start with history. first in ten years for a man at the super bowl. >> fox announced that luke bryan has been picked to sing the national anthem on february 5th for the super bowl. super bowl 51. >> he will be the first male singer to perform it in ten years. billy joel was the last. >> since then the anthem singers have included alicia keys and kelly clarkson. >> he says he feels this is his
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way of honoring his country. a little way to serve. >> that's true. crash my party situationer began -- won the academy of country music and country music association entertainer of the year. words are hard on mondays. he's very decorated in the country world. >> exactly. a lot of people are like what took so long. to date he sold more than 7 million albums. and more than 27 million singles worldwide. next two madonna's fiery words that have gotten her into hot water with the secret service. >> the material girl took the stage at the women's march on washington over the weekend saying she thought about blowing up the white house. she quickly back peddles on the comment. however, saying she was speaking in a metaphor and didn't intend to -- for it to be literally taken that way. the secret service is reportedly
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investigating. and making news overseas down under. bruce springsteen kicking off his tour with a show of support announcing he's joining the new american resistance. >> he tells the crowd our hearts and spirits are with the hundreds of thousands of men and women who marched saturday in every city in america. there was certainly a lot of celebrities part of that movement over the weekend. there were. brace yourself for an overdose of cuteness. >> a mother from lancing, michigan, caught her two-year-old daughter belting out "jolene". we're asking you who sang it better? ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> got to give the kid serious props for the performance. the drama. i like it. >> apparently the cool thing is her mom didn't realize that she was -- she just walked into the room and started recording her. >> singing to herself. >> and finally, the bellas are back. aren't you excited? >> um, yes. yes. >> speaking of hitting the notes y. the stars of the third installness of "pitch perfect 3 " are in pitch perfect form in their first day of dance rehears rehearsal. >> you're not excited enough. the actresses all rocked lee's athleisure wear as they focussed on the dance moves. the movie is set to hit theaters in december. bill getting a ticket. >> i actually liked the first two. >> they are so good.
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and hidden figures sliding down to the third. >> it had a good run. zblit it started out as a local businessman catching a ride with uber but it turned into a journey changing the life of a four-year-old boy. >> it's the sort of chance encounter that turned into a random act of kindness. >> reporter: first know this about lewis, this four-year-old with an infectness smile. >> he's full of energy. he's a great kid. >> reporter: he gets around fine with the help of these wheels. few far short time the other day he got to try a different approach to travel. and that's because of a substitute teacher that knows him. this is mr. brown who also works as an uber driver, and his random passenger, jim burke. on their ride, mr. brown told jim about lewis, and about a
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fundraiser to buy an upsee that helps kids like lewis experience walking. >> i thought it would be wonderful for this child to have, and i said you don't need to have a fundraiser. >> reporter: and the day came and the upsee went on and in a place where he's been celebrated just as he is, they cheered to see him travel this way. >> i cried a lot. it was something -- it's amazing. >> i was happy. >> you were happy? >> yep. >> reporter: as for jim burke, his reward, he got to meet lewis. >> and this is lewis. >> i just want him to know that he's my hero. forgiving me that smile. >> reporter: and that's the best reward there is. abc news. one of the best stories you'll see in a while. and burke says he gave $500, got a million dollar smile in return. this is abc's "world news
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making news in america this monday morning, major storm threats on both coasts. a powerful system spawning dozens of tornados in the southeast. the rescue operations overnight. plus, mudslide concerns on the west coast. watch and listen to these scenes out there. flash floods washing away cars, we're tracking it all. donald trump's first full week as president gets under way today. his administration falsely claiming his inauguration had the biggest crowd ever and going after the media. plus, his top aides saying the president's tax returns will never be released. caught on camera, a woman pulled from a burning car with seconds to spare. she's talking about the moment a police officer pulled her to safety. and super bowl li is officially set. the patriots versus the falcons. both pulling off big wins in

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